Chief Security Officer, 8-10 page paper, computer science homework help

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Term Paper: Chief Security Officer

You have been hired as the Chief Security Officer for a local University.  For this role you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise wide information security program to ensure that all information and data assets are not compromised.  Knowing the concepts that are presented in the course, you will develop a plan to carry out a security program that deters computer crimes, establishes a process for investigation and outlines which laws are applicable for possible offenders. 

Write a 8-10 page paper in which you:

Research the Internet for recent computer hacker attacks or other crimes that have been committed against higher educational institutions. 

  1. Analyze the processes put in place by other higher education institutions in order to prevent these crimes from reoccurring. 
  2. Recommend processes, methodologies, or technology that can be purchased to lower computer crime threats.  Include specifics on pricing and the level of support and maintenance that would be required.
Research the Internet for current laws and government agencies that exist in your region that address the threat of computer cyber-crimes. 
  1. Identify the laws that would be effective to convict offenders.  Determine what computer crime fighting government programs exist within your region that can complement your security operations.
Research the internet for computer forensics technology that can be used by the University. 
  1. Identify the types and determine the costs of technology that can be used for gathering electronic evidence, evidence from hardware, evidence from Firewalls, or cell phones.
  2. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Describe federal computer-related laws and legislation.
  • Explain the techniques of computer criminals and hackers.
  • Describe organized crime and cyber terrorism crime.
  • Evaluate and explain the various methods of computer forensics and evidentiary gathering techniques.
  • Summarize the various types of computer crimes toward individuals.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the investigation of computer crime.
  • Write clearly and concisely about computer crime investigation topics  using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Tutor Answer

School: UCLA



Chief Security Officer
Institutional Affiliation



Today, we have become inexorably attached to computers and other communication
devices, but we have not really understood the gravity of this change. It is has therefore become
difficult organizations to compete favorably without the benefit of the modern cutting edge of
technology. However, we only know of the salient impact of this technology on behavior, both
criminal and non-criminal. This is because we realize how the computer with the information in
contains has expanded the criminal’s ability to execute traditional crimes which threatens the
criminal justice community. It therefore becomes important see how such threats are different
from other challenges law enforcement agencies are faced with on a daily basis.
This calls for recognizing the macro issues involved towards ensuring that the right focus
is given to the long-term problems and also the immediate needs of law enforcement agencies in
our institutions. As a result, any successful solution to such challenges needs a new paradigm
shift. These will see ensure that many of the challenges that have limited the cooperation as well
as collaboration among all stakeholders. These stakeholders include all levels of the criminal
justice systems, the academia, the business sector, schools systems, libraries, as well as parent
groups, all who should be taken into consideration when looking for solutions.
The 1990s saw the popularity of websites sharing music which is largely illegal. There
have also been increased instances of piracy on movies; video games, e-books, as well as
software are now pirated over the internet as well. Conservative estimates from the entertainment
industry talk of the piracy menace costing it billions of dollars, but its economic impact has
largely been exaggerated with a view of influencing Congress to enact stiffer laws and regulatory
frameworks. Although a new threat, cyber terrorism involves carrying out politically-motivated



attacks on targets largely meant cause panic and fear within a community. The dangers of
cybercrimes is now more serious than before given the trend of carrying out financial markets
over the internet as well as many businesses being carried out online.
Establishing And Maintaining an Enterprise’s Wide Information Security Program
In universities, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the officer who has the onerous task
of aligning their security initiatives with the objectives of existing enterprise programs to ensure
adequate protection for information assets and technologies. It is for this reason that policy
statements of our universities on information security and privacy is establish in the principles of
integrity, confidentiality, as well as availability for the institutional information systems and
infrastructural technologies.

Such policy statements used in universities help to establish the definitions, roles and also
responsibilities. This is in pursuit of establishing rules and policies geared towards ensuring
information security, privacy, standards and guidelines. It is therefore in sight of this that the
responsibility of the Chief Security Officer has undergone...

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